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December 8 - Day 14: Ending Child Marriage

Dear <<First Name>>

Did you know:  

According to the Girls Not Brides website:

Child marriage puts girls at risk of violence throughout their lives Child marriage is a form of violence which disproportionately affects girls. One in three women and girls experience violence in their lifetime.

While parents often marry their daughters as a way to protect them from harm, this belief is mistaken. Child marriage expose girls to intimate partner violence, including sexual, physical, psychological and emotional violence.
 

Child marriage and physical violence

Girls who marry before 18 are more likely to face violence from an intimate partner throughout their life. The greater the age difference with their husbands, the more likely they are to experience violence.

Globally, girls who marry before the age of 15 are almost 50% more likely to have experienced physical or sexual violence from a partner than girls who married after 18.
 

Child marriage and sexual violence

Child brides are more likely to describe their first sexual experience as forced. Due to the age difference and the power dynamics, they often struggle to assert their wishes to their husbands or negotiate safe and consensual sex.

Child brides are more likely to contract HIV. In Uganda, the HIV prevalence rate for girls 15-19 is higher for married girls (89%) than unmarried girls (66%).

Featured
  • Rachel Kidman, Using global data to examine child marriage, IPV and legal protection, Stony Brook Medicine, Program in Public Health, 2017
  • UNICEF, Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence against Children, 2014
  • World Bank and International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage: Global Synthesis Brief, 2017
Child marriage puts girls at risk of violence throughout their lives
  • World Bank and International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage: Global Synthesis Brief, 2017.
Physical violence
  • UNICEF, Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence against Children, 2014.
Sexual violence
  • World Bank, Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity, 2014
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